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Hydrochoerus Brisson 1762 (capybara)

Mammalia - Glires - Caviidae

Alternative spellings: Hydrochaeris, Hydrochaerus, Hydrocharus

Synonyms: Capiguara Liais 1872, Xenohydrochoerus Rusconi 1954

Full reference: M. J. Brisson. 1762. Regnum Animale in classes IX distributum, sive synopsis methodica, Ed. 2

Parent taxon: Hydrochoerinae according to J. L. Prado et al. 1998

Sister taxa: Anatochoerus, Anchimys, Anchimysops, Cardiatherium, Contracavia, Hydrochoeropsis, Kiyutherium, Neoanchimys, Neochoerus, Phugatherium, Plexochoerus, Procardiatherium, Protohydrochoerinae

Subtaxa: Hydrochoerus ballesterensis, Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris, Hydrochoerus isthmius, Hydrochoerus lydekkeri, Hydrochoerus paranensis

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Type: Sus hydrochaeris

Ecology: amphibious grazer